G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘electrician’

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

smoke-detectorWe all want to live comfortably in our homes, and that is not really possible if we are not able to live safely in them. You cannot be truly comfortable if you are constantly concerned about worst case scenarios in your living space. That is precisely why modern homeowners have access to so many safety devices readily available for installation in their homes. Chief among these is the smoke detector.

Even the best smoke detector will fail to protect if not installed properly by an electrician in Shoreline, WA, of course.

Fortunately for you, you’re reading this right now. Why is this fortunate? Because it proves that you’ve already found an electrical company that you can trust to do the job the right way: us! Before you go investing in new smoke alarms for your home, we want to make sure that you have a basic understanding of how it is that you smoke detectors work. Read on, and be sure to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.

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Are Your Outlets Hot to the Touch?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

outletYou go to unplug your charger and notice that the outlet is unusually warm to the touch. What does this mean? Are you at risk for an electrical fire? There are many reasons why an electrical outlet could be hot, but pinpointing the cause of an electrical issue without the help of a trained professional can be exceedingly difficult. Our crew at G&S Heating Cooling & Electric is experienced in all types of Lynnwood, WA electrical repair, and we’re prepared to assist you with any of your electrical needs.

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Signs That It’s Time to Call an Electrician

Monday, July 30th, 2018

thumbs-upJust as gasoline, natural gas, and propane are great resources but potentially dangerous when not used properly, so too is electricity. We don’t really give electricity all that much thought in our day to day lives (at least until the electric bill arrives in the mail!), but we really should. Why? Because we depend upon it each and every day in our homes! The computer, tablet, or phone that you are reading this on right now charges via electricity, right?

Considering both the importance of electricity as well as its potential danger, it only makes sense that you should hire a trained professional to deal with any and all necessary electrical services that you may require. You can count on us to send a truly exceptional electrician in Lynwood, WA to your door when you decide to work with us. But when should you contact an electrician to begin with? Here are a few tips to help you to decide when the time has come.

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Should I Be Using an Attic Fan?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanIf you think that we are here to just sell you upgrades to your home that you don’t really need, think again. Our top priority is your comfort and your success in achieving that comfort in an efficient, affordable manner. That is why we won’t tell you for certain that you need to be using an attic fan in your home. There are too many variables to consider for giving such a concrete answer without more information.

What we can tell you, though, is that many homeowners stand to benefit greatly from the use of attic fans. If you are curious about all that an attic fan can do for you, we strongly suggest that you give us a call with any questions that you may have. You need a professional HVAC contractor in Marysville, WA to install and service your attic fan, and the pros on our team are the ones that you want to do the job.

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Ask Our Electricians: What Is Knob and Tube Wiring?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

stripping-wiresWe do not expect our clients to have a great understanding of how their electrical systems work. That’s what our fine electricians in Marysville, WA are here for. As a homeowner, however, you should have some idea of how your system works—as well as why you may have some concerns about its components, including its wiring. If you live in an older home, then you may have knob and tube wiring in place.

While this is not the disaster that some outlets would lead you to believe, it is a good idea to have your system updated if this is the case. Today, we are going to talk about what knob and tube wiring actually is, and why using it in your home is not really ideal. As always, we urge you to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. Remember, only licensed, professional electricians are qualified to service your electrical system.

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What to Do About Flickering Lights

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

bulbs-in-mirrorWhen some people think of problems with their electrical system, they may think of circuits that are constantly tripping the breaker, or even of electrical fires started by bad wiring. While these are obviously very real and very legitimate concerns, the fact is that there are plenty of other problems that homeowners may encounter that are not quite so dramatic. Just because they are not particularly dramatic, though, does not mean that they should simply be ignored.

One very common problem with electrical systems is the flickering of lights throughout the house. When homeowners have flickering lights, they may be tempted to just write the problem off as a somewhat minor annoyance. In truth, though, flickering lights could be indicative of a pretty serious problem — or they could be resolved with a very simple fix. In either case, you really should not just learn to live with your flickering lights. Keep this information in mind, and don’t hesitate to schedule service with a professional electrician in Shoreline, WA.

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The Benefits of LED Lighting

Monday, October 9th, 2017

an-incandescent-bulbYou are getting ready for bed, and make a quick trip to the restroom before heading down for a good night’s sleep. You flip the light switch on, and your yawn of exhaustion quickly changes to a groan of frustration as the bulb flashes briefly, and then snuffs out. It is just one of those minor inconveniences that can lead to real aggravation in our lives, and there is really nothing that you can do about it. Right?

Well, it is true that there is no light bulb out there today that is going to last forever. This does not mean, however, that there is not a better option out there. If you are using incandescent light bulbs, or even CFL bulbs, throughout your home, then you are missing out. On what, you ask! All of the benefits that LED lighting has to offer! LED lights are unmatched by competing types of bulbs, and in a number of ways.

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